Good Evening

Just another uninteresting day in my little village in Switzerland. I did clear the last drawer this morning and now it is almost boring that I have nothing more to organise. I did not have a lot of cooking for lunch so there was absolutely no stress.

I again spent the afternoon with Mr. Swiss which is becoming a routine for me. He is making good progress so who knows and we do miss each other.

Luckily there is always something interesting for a photo in his home such as this koi fish that swam past in the pond. They have many fish, but this seems to be the only koi that they have. We like to sit outside in the afternoon on our comfortable chairs in the sun and watch the world go by. Today we had the pavilion to ourselves. Just now and again someone walked passed.

The mallard duck pair were also there, sitting side by side. I very rarely see them together.

The female usually sits on her own

and the male just does his own thing. It is one of those breeds where the male is the good looker and the female more plain.

I also saw this wasp that seemed to be interested in a wooden support which it was holding on to.

Otherwise not a lot of action. I read further in my book on my electronic device and Mr. Swiss was sitting next to me, both of us enjoying the warmth of the sun. We began the afternoon in the dining room where we enjoyed a piece of cake and something to drink.

And that is all I have to say for today. At home I am composing my grocery list for delivery, but I seem to have so much at home I do not need a lot.

I am now off, so enjoy the rest of the week-end everyone.

14 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. Such good photos, Pat. I’m going to name the koi Tiger. The ducks are gorgeous, even the female. The last one is instant relaxation. So nice you and Mr. Swiss can sit quietly together in the sun ❤ ❤

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  2. Good morning … great photos .. it is always interesting to see the assortment of animals .. the koi, the rabbits, and fowl. It looks wonderful just to be able to sit there on a sunny clear day and enjoy it all. Take care and send us more photos again real soon. SLP …

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      • Good to hear … we recently moved … out from the central urban area into a more suburban area .. although not the kind of suburb where the houses are lined up on straight streets one next to each other. We decided to disconnect from the cable TV but we still get the stations that broadcast through the air that our antenna will pick up. I also subscribed to a streaming service for news but we find we seldom listen to it. Our days are filled with gardening, unpacking the boxes, and we have quiet evenings and we don’t really miss the computer stuff or the television. I do computer with emails and things for about 2 hours when I first get up in the morning and that is IT. A new type of life and a new pattern of living but I don’t think we will go back to the cable with the 200 channels with nothing really to see except violent movies and all that. SLP …

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  3. The wasp is chewing the wood to add to a nest, judging by the other marks on the wood. They do this in our garden too (when it’s very quiet, if I stand close, I can hear a tiny rasping sound). They stripped the colour from our old shed door one year and I would love to have seen if their nest had sections in shades of blue but we couldn’t reach it. Well done for completing your organising marathon. My husband has made a start on his study but is very reluctant to give up anything.

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      • The older I get the more I realise how much stuff we have, but how little we need.
        I think it’s a generational thing, I was brought up with things that lasted a long time and little money to buy things on a whim to be discarded later. I have six old mobile phones (with chargers and instruction books) in a cupboard, but what use are they now? They could be stripped down and some compomemts recycled but it’s finding someone to take them. We think some items are going to be useful in an emergency, but they never are 😦

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        • If things went wrong in the early days you repaired them. I grew up in an East End London cockney working class family and you just didn’t have the money for something new. I remember a radio where my dad repaired the turning nobs with string, but it worked. On my cleaning expedition I think I disposed of at least 10 mobile phones.I even thought about keeping a few as they were old models thinking they might have value which they probably did not have.

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  4. I’m just returning to WP after an absence of some weeks (serious eye problems) and catching up with favourite bloggers. I’ve only ever seen grey cows in Switzerland and I’d forgotten about them until I noticed yours on your header. How lovely they are. Your pix are as lovely as ever.

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